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  1. #1

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
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    Here are both my discus tanks - added some more plants to the planted tank and put plants in the 'wood only' discus tank. The blue discus tank was a wood only tank but the company sent me far more plants than I had ordered. The light over the blue discus tank isn't ideal (not large enough but is LED.)

    Still, all the new plants (and half of the original) are high temperature plants intended for a discus tank.

    The substrate is mostly gravel but a thin layer of sand is on top to allow the discus to find and eat their food more easily. I must admit that I really thought that adding plants after establishing the original layered substrate would be an issue - it wasn't at all. A little extra sand recovered all the gravel that was disturbed when I added all the new plants.

    I prefer the thick gravel/thin sand layer because the reverse UGF (NOT used as a filter) will keep the gravel and sand oxygenated and free of debris - so no stiring (now that would create a mess with the layers!)
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    The tank looks good. Even sparse planting is a vast visual improvement over bare tanks.
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  3. #3

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
    I know this doesn't help but it's all I can do! - chrisfraser05 for all the wise advice you've given me - fishmommie Congrats on 2000th post! - andreahp Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Thanks for the rep :-) - ~firefly~ appreciate it. - fishmommie Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ - korith For all the good advice you give. - ~firefly~ 
    Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff thanks for the rep points.  appreciate it - fishmommie happy friday! - mojosodope Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep! - steeler1 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame
    The tank looks good. Even sparse planting is a vast visual improvement over bare tanks.
    Thank you.

    Yes, I fully agree - also, I'd love to have ground cover plants but haven't seen any such high temp plants offered. Of course, I'm sure there are some, just don't know of any ... I put one small ground cover group in (baby tears on a piece of wood) but I really do not believe it will 'make it'.

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    Lovely tanks cermet!! I still find it amazing how big adult discus are
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Nice looking tanks

    Are the fish in the second pic fully grown ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Tanks look Great, I just love your Discus, Every time i see them i get an Itch to set up a Discus Tank!

  7. #7

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
    I know this doesn't help but it's all I can do! - chrisfraser05 for all the wise advice you've given me - fishmommie Congrats on 2000th post! - andreahp Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Thanks for the rep :-) - ~firefly~ appreciate it. - fishmommie Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ - korith For all the good advice you give. - ~firefly~ 
    Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff thanks for the rep points.  appreciate it - fishmommie happy friday! - mojosodope Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep! - steeler1 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    Nice looking tanks

    Are the fish in the second pic fully grown ?
    Yes, these blues are fully grown. Two are a 'breeding' pair. Of course the male is a total dumb-dumb so I have given up, for now, trying to breed them ... .

    So now it begins - the war - I will be trying to grow the plants out but keep the enemy of all aquarium plant keepers in check - the terrible monster called algae! Almost forgot why I gave up keeping plants! Still, the tanks do look soooo much better. Really sets the fish off (of course, if they were wilds, plants would be an issue for a bio-type aquarium, only wood should be in the tank.)

    I will soon prove ... well, just see if I get lucky - if my new schedule of water changes will work (already two other discus have paired off and are doing the standard 'dance' with each other. That is, one shakes as one watches, and then they switch roles.)

    I know if I slip up in any way - even the most minor detail - algae will be waiting to get me ... I mean my tanks!
    Last edited by Cermet; 04-29-2012 at 09:07 AM.

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    Both tanks are very nicely done and of course your Discus are lovely.

  9. Smile nice tanks


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    cermet your tanks are beautiful ,I love the blue diamond solid blue tank the best they're very nice. I'm setting up a discus tank soon.I have the tank, stand and filter just got to finish siliconing the lid on it and a couple of other things, I'm putting a big terracotta plant pot in it with gravel & sword plants but bare bottom and I want to get about 15 babies of different strains mainly blue though and grow them out to pair them up. the tank is 3 foot X 2 x 2 foot.Good luck with your fish .My female pepper cory has been laying eggs but there's no male in the tank so over the next couple of weeks i'm going to get a couple of males.

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    Very very nice tanks!

    Good job!

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